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Andre Ferreira Receptionist/Hostel Manager

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Hey there! My name is Andre, nice to meet you.

I am a brazilian traveler, former university student, and a big time surf enthusiast. I’ve always been a surf admirer, but not until recently I’ve had the chance to get into the sport. My first introduction to surf was in Australia 2017, and from my first wave on, I’ve been in love with the sport. During this time, I’ve also had my first experience work trading at a hostel, in which I found myself a brand new way to travel.

Ever since that, I’ve dedicated every vocation I could to volunteering abroad, always choosing locations that allowed me to keep surfing, such as Cape Town, Jeffreys Bay and Los Angeles. By the time I’ve finished university, I knew that I wanted to change career paths and dive right into the hospitality business. With that in mind, I’ve decided in 2020 to do a long term trip working at hostels around the world, and despite the challenges of this year, I’ve managed to do so in amazing places such were Hawaii, Mexico and Portugal.

My work and responsabilities during these volunteering experiences would vary from one hostel to another. Mainly, it would involve covering reception, housekeeping and maintaining the hostel nice and clean. Besides that, I’ve had the opportunity to work as a social host, bartender, painter, handy man, social media man, kitchen hand, gardner and others. After being a part of all these hostels, I’m looking foward to open my own in the future. As for today, my goal is to get involved in high responsability functions associated to a hostel, such as manager or full time receptionist. Reviews from all these hostels can found at my worldpackers profile (link below).

As a worker, I’m proactive, responsible and attentive to my tasks. I understand the importance for staff member to be sociable and  I have a calm and easygoing personality. I’m 24 years old, speak fluent english and intermidiate spanish, hold a EU passport (portuguese).

Thank you again, I look foward to hearing from you!

Kind Regards, Andre.

Education

February 2021/ April 2021 Hospitality Manager at Cornell University

The online Hospitality Management Program from eCornell include the following courses:

Understanding Financial Statements
Building High-Performing Teams
Service Marketing Planning and Management
Introduction to Hotel Revenue Management
Building Guest Loyalty
Introduction to Hotel Operations

January 2014 / December 2019 Geologist at Universidade de Brasília

Experience

September 2020/ December 2020 Housekeeper, Night receptionist at Aktion Hostel & Apartments
August 2020/ September 2020 Receptionist, Housekeeper, Cleaner at Greenhouse Hostel
July 2020/ August 2020 Painter, Handyman at Funky Monkey Hostel
February 2020/ July 2020 Receptionist, Housekeeper, Cleaner at My Hawaii Hostel
January 2019 / March 2019 Social Host, Bartender at Island Vibe Backpackers
December 2018/ January 2019 Receptionist, Housekeeper, Kitchen Hand at The Backpack Hostel
July 2018/ August 2018 Housekeeper, Cleaner at Surf City Hostel
December 2017 / February 2018 Housekeeper, Cleaner at Coolangatta YHA